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-old building in downtown dallas was imploded yesterday. no, it's not jerry jones' reaction to the cowboys' play against the browns yesterday. they did win. demolition experts attached 300 pounds of dynamite in strategic places and there it went. built in the 1920s, that building, by a cotton tycoon. >>> we talk a lot about how the fiscal cliff will hurt the u.s. but that obscures the pain that will be felt at the state and local levels. our senior economics reporter steve leisman has been doing the math about who falls the hardest if we do go over the cliff. steve? >> if you think about it, it is designed so that there is a lot of pain. the idea of the fiscal cliff, the sequestration, automatic cuts to bring people to the table. we've done, with the help of technology, using diver technology, we dove in to take a look at where federal spending is highest. it is color coated by per capita spending by county here. what you see -- take a look. where it's red it's the highest from 20 all the way up to 175,000. there's actually one county in north carolina where i think hatteras island is where ther
-dollar, 1.2796. shedding 0.1%. and this along with the other dallas crosses will be one to watch in the next about 48 hours and hopefully not too much longer than that. >> we are hoping we know in 48 hours exactly who the president is. cross our fingers on that. when we come back, as the northeast begins to recover from super storm sandy, the hardest hit regions are bracing for a possible nor'easter. this is the next phase. plus the final dash to election day. john harwood joins us with the latest poll findings. the new electoral map when "squawk box" returns. >>> let's take a quick look at us equity futures. just 24 hours before the big election. dow off 22, nasdaq, as well. bowieing and kuwaiti leasing company finalizing an order for max 8s, valued at $2 billion current list prices. the deal first announced in july. >> and now to the forecast and the likely hood of a nor'easter actually hitting the new york area later this week. danielle banks jonan joining us. there are a lot of questions in terms of the winds and the shore areas. what can you you tell us at this point? >> absolutely. we
is president of the dallas fed, an extinguished fellow for the policy analysis, also a cnbc contributor and robert is a cnbc could contributor as well. robert helde robert heller, what happens now? he's going to have big decisions to make when it comes time to reverse this policy if in fact you believe that is going to happen sometime soon. >> they will do everything possible to support his policies. they will continue to buy a humongous amount of debt and fi nan the deficit. >> bob, what about you? i guess it's hard to talk about a reversal of fed policy when you have a day like today and discussions like we're having regarding the fiscal cliff. is it somehow accelerated in the months to come given the risks in the near term. >> i think there's hope that it will come to an end at some point. i doubt that mr. bernanke is going to be around after the first january 2014. i can't imagine that he'd want a new term, although i agree with robert that that probably wouldn't change the course of monetary policy. i think at the very least we've got another year and a month of what we now have. >
have seen strong numbers year over year and rent growth in austin, dallas, houston, san antonio, has been in the 3% to 6% year over year rent growth so strong performance. >> so rent is killing it but would you be a buyer. warren came over here a year ago and said if he could do anything with his money and made sense he would go up and buy up single family homes. he'd do it in florida, arizona, nevada, that was the argument. >> i think the mortgage market has to come back for the residential end user but i'd buy some land divisions, lot developments that will make sense over the next couple of years. >> behind the curtain of the commercial business. >> steven and i were talking a minute ago about retailers and e-commerce and we see a big impact from e-commerce when we buy a shopping center, we have to pay attention to our cost basis so that retailers who come in and occupy that space will have the ability to compete against e-commerce and do well and protect their profit margins so we're seeing retailers absorb. >> can they get there? >> they can. >> because they'll always have that
as well. dallas fed president richard fisher says the central bank should consider defining the employment target and inflation goal and setting a limit on assets that it is willing to buy. a long-term inflation hawk says unemployment is a real concern and that monetary policy would not be enough to create jobs. also, online sales we saw big jump on cyber-monday. that was yesterday. ibm tracks transactions data for more than 500 retailers. it says sales were up about 28%. and sales are projected to reach $1.5 billion. we'll get their numbers tomorrow morning. we have breaking news that's coming through just now. >> we have takeover tuesday. conagra buying ralcorp. 28.2% premium. worth noting this has been in the works for a long time. kayla tausche reported in 2011 that conagra was interested in buying ralcorp. there was an effort to rebuff this offer. it looks like a year later we have a transaction. in total the transaction valued at $6.8 billion including the assumption of debt. it creates one of the largest packaged food companies in north america. a deal that's been in the works for q
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